Casey Johnny, PhD
Casey obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2012 from Michigan State University where she was involved in a research study in algae lipid metabolism. Her interest in research led her to pursue a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology in the lab of Dr. Dean DellaPenna where she was involved in understanding the transport of diterpenes between the plastid and endoplasmic reticulum using Arabidopsis as a model plant. During her Ph.D. work, she developed analytical methods for extraction and quantification of various diterpenes including gibberellins by GC-MS and LC-MS/MS using instruments at the RTSF Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Core facility. After graduating, she joined the MSMC facility in October 2018.